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students ranking 5th in math, 17th in science, and 14th in reading. now, the president does not support education cuts. but this is what congress, you know, comes up with, cutting in places where we need it most. the seeds of our future are our kids and their education. what does this say about our priorities? >> our priorities are focused on the adults in the schools and not the children in the schools. we want to make sure when we're talking about education reform, we want to make sure that it's reform around the edges as opposed to creating a better school system. the a.c.t. which last year became the most-taken test found that 75% of all children in america who took the test, in fact, were not college ready. that's not 75% of the kids in the hood. that's not 75% of black and latino kids that listen to hip-hop, that's abercrombie & fitch white kids in the suburbs not ready to go on to college. we need to make sure that if we're going to pay a world-class cost for education, we need to get a world-class product of education. >> so for parents out there that are listening to this and t
, the science and numbers of this are on the side of boehner and those who basically say at a time of a sluggish economy, you don't raise taxes, particularly on entrepreneurs who are in that group who make 250 and above. >> give me two studies on that, ken. give me two studies that support what you just said that have not been disproven time and time again. >> let me give you a study in world history. capital seeks the path for least resistance and greatest opportunity. there is a trillion dollars that people are sitting on and unless the government under the threat of use of arms are going to take that money from them. they must give them a reason to invest that reason here in this economy. i don't need to do a study, it is just a behavioral fact over the history of capitalism in this country. that people and capital seeks the path of least resistance and greatest opportunity. >> you get the last word. >> the problem with what mr. bla blackwell is saying. trickle down economics has not worked. plenty of data to show that that is not the case in terms of our economy. trickle down economics does
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